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Fibromyalgia Symptoms

Fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS) is a chronic disorder characterized by widespread and persistent non-inflammatory musculoskeletal pain. In 1990, American College of Rheumatologists published the diagnostic criteria for fibromyalgia symptoms. The criteria required tenderness on pressure (tender points) in at least 11 of 18 specified sites and the presence of widespread pain for diagnosis. This has subsequently been …

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RTW + ConneXions featured in media

Neurorehab times recently featured an article about RTW + ConneXions. Rehabilitation services business RTW Plus has launched a national network of specialist neurorehab providers to bring together best practice from across the UK and Ireland.  The RTW + ConneXions network unites services including neurophysiotherapy, occupational therapy and neuropsychology, with a view to building collaborative partnerships …

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RESTORE – Chronic Pain Management Stories

RESTORE is an innovative chronic pain programme which provides pain neuroscience education, behaviour change and self management strategies. We deliver these through a unique combination of online learning, 1:1 support, peer guidance, 24/7 health coaches and integration with wearable devices. This provides real time data to support learning and behaviour change. In the following video, …

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Rehabilitation For Femoral Neck Fractures

A femoral neck fracture is one of the most common fracture in the lower limb. In younger patients, it is usually an outcome of a high energy trauma (e.g. road traffic accidents) while in older patients femoral neck may fracture spontaneously due to senile osteoporosis. This article will focus on the rehabilitation for femoral neck …

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Stages Of Change Model And Its Use For Chronic Pain Self Management

Multi-dimensional approach has been shown to be effective in management of chronic pain. It usually involves a self management program along with combination of other interventions. Despite this success, a significant number of referrals fail to complete treatment or achieve improved clinical outcomes. One of the factors which may influence these outcomes is a patient’s …

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Components Of An Effective Pain Management Programme

Multi-disciplinary approach to chronic pain management has been considered the most effective approach in addressing the limitations, reducing pain and improving functional outcomes. However, most of the programmes simply patch together concurrent physiotherapy and psychology sessions without true integration of underlying philosophy of multi-disciplinary approach.  This leads to disjointed care with poor outcomes and the …

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